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WATCH: Dion Phaneuf tears up during ovation in Toronto

One of the most surprising trades in recent memory was when the Toronto Maple Leafs dealt captain Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player trade last month. The 30-year-old joined the Maple Leafs back in 2010 via a trade with Calgary and had become a polarizing figure in Toronto. Some fans cheered him on, but others saw him as wooden and non-captain material. The mixed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Trade Dion Phaneuf To Senators In Blockbuster Nine-Player Deal

It finally happened: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Dion Phaneuf. After being the subject of trade rumors seemingly his entire time with the Leafs, the defenseman was traded on Tuesday to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player trade. Here’s a full breakdown of the players and draft pick involved. Senators acquire: D Dion Phaneuf F Matt Frattin F Casey Bailey F Ryan Rupert D...
Via NESN.com
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings no longer interested in Dion Phaneuf

By David Roogers Prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were believed to be hotly pursuing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The two sides were unable to reach a deal before the deadline passed, but it was reported that the talks would resume over the summer. Now that the season has wrapped, it appears that the Red Wings have had a change of heart...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

By David Rogers Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation: “Have you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs, Red Wings to revisit Dion Phaneuf trade in summer

By David Rogers There were a ton of rumors surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf prior to the trade deadline. The Detroit Red Wings appeared to be Phaneuf’s destination, but a deal never came to fruition. Initial comments suggested that the two sides couldn’t reach a deal because of salary cap space and then time simply ran out. Though Phaneuf is still currently...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

By Andrew Bucholtz The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday. TSN was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcasted the tweet, “I want the leafs to keep...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should stay this offseason

It was a disappointing 2013-14 season for head coach Randy Carlyle and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They ended up 38-36-8 (84 points) losing their last four game of the season and going 2-8-0 over their last 10. With yet another late season collapse, the Maple Leafs’ front office decided it was time for change. The team hired former chief player disciplinarian and hockey Hall of Famer...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Captain Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in December to be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top defenseman and captain long term, but he might actually begin that new deal with a different team. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Sunday that the Leafs are shopping Phaneuf, with the preferred destination being a Western Conference club. Ontario captains on the way...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs sign D Phaneuf to 7-year extension reportedly worth $49M

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed captain Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year deal, keeping their 28-year-old defenseman around through the end of the 2020-21 season. The deal is reportedly worth $49 million, according to TSN. Phaneuf has four goals and 11 assists this season, and leads Toronto in ice time with more than 24 minutes per game. The Leafs scheduled a news conference for...
Via Associated Press
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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